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Old 05-27-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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Not sure how many of us on here have fish tanks but I thought I'd see. Here is mine


55 gallon saltwater tank




40 gallon freshwater with my Triple A grade flowerhorn hand picked from the breeder in Thailand
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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I've got a 180g Mixed Reef Tank

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Old 05-30-2013, 03:26 AM   #3
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Wow no one else has any fish tanks.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:37 AM   #4
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90 gallon (shaggie's)


90 Gallon Saltwater by amanda_moore, on Flickr




40 gallon freshwater planted (don't have pics of the 20 gallon corner one yet)


40 Gallon Freshwater by amanda_moore, on Flickr


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Old 05-30-2013, 03:39 AM   #5
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Looks like you it the hair algae off the rocks. Now the glass!!!

Your rhino looks good.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:50 AM   #6
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Looks like you it the hair algae off the rocks. Now the glass!!!

Your rhino looks good.
I scrubbed them all with a toothbrush... it's coming back. He needs to do his maintenance on the tank! (otherwise I'm gonna turn it into a 90gal freshwater planted!)
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:00 AM   #7
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I scrubbed them all with a toothbrush... it's coming back. He needs to do his maintenance on the tank! (otherwise I'm gonna turn it into a 90gal freshwater planted!)
Looks good. Now to get it looking like mine.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:02 AM   #8
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Kind of curious.... what's the cost of maintaining tanks like these yearly?
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:11 AM   #9
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Kind of curious.... what's the cost of maintaining tanks like these yearly?
No a lot. I do a 20 gallon water change every two weeks. A box of salt makes 200 gallons and cost $100. So about $300 for salt per year for my set up. Bigger is more expensive of course. Then you add in replacement light bulbs which vary from 45-100 depending of if its t5s or metal halide. T5s are good for 8 months were metal halides are good for a year. I'd say 600 a year maybe. It's the initial set up for a saltwater tank which is expensive.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:28 PM   #10
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I top my freshwater off maybe once every week or so; it's to the point now where it takes complete care of itself, from the substrate to the live plants to the fish and shrimp and snails. I just feed and add water. I hardly ever do any actual water change, mostly because I have the plants and everything is keeping itself in check now.

(I got my 40 gal breeder from Petco when they had the $1/gal tank sale so it cost me $40 for the tank, stand we got off craigslist, and i just got a cheap Petco brand HOB filter for it usually with no material inside, just there to create water movement)
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:44 AM   #11
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Upgraded to some halides
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:49 PM   #12
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picked up new piece of wood for the 40-gal freshwater; gives a good comparison for how big the rhino pleco is getting in the tank


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Old 06-23-2013, 05:03 PM   #13
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I just picked up a 36 gal for my boy. Our first fish. Ill snap some pictures once its all set up. In a month we plan to pick up some sharks but I guess we have to start with more sturdy fish? So some green barbs for now.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #14
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Go to Alaska Coral Fanatic across parking lot from ASPCA on International. They have freshwater and saltwater.
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Hung my halides. Had to hang them since they increased my tank temp by 7 degrees.

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I have a 240 gallon tank with supporting mods if anyone is interested
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Awesome fish tanks! They seem like they'd be a lot of work though.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:24 PM   #18
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They are pretty easy.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:34 PM   #19
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I have an ad on craigslist. Just look up fish tanks.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:57 AM   #20
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Oh the one for $2,000.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:21 PM   #21
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Set up my 75 gallon last night. Put my sohal and purple tang in this morning. Things are going good so far in the new tank.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:33 AM   #22
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My 75 gallon I set up a week ago
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:27 PM   #23
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Here is a recent picture of my 75 gallon
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:36 AM   #24
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Well my tank has changed since the last time I posted. I threw out the metal halides and got some radion pros
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:49 AM   #25
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Dude that's sick! I don't have my aquarium anymore but after I might I want to get some jellyfish. They're my favorite. I even have jellyfish tattoos lol
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